Monday, December 19, 2011


A Spiritual Journey
By Wendell Berry

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,
and learn to be at home.

For some reason this 4th birthday of my son has left me reflecting on the journey that we are on.  It is all a journey of inches, not miles.  Each inch is growth and many inches lead to miles.  I look back and recall how long it took him to learn to blow.  Something that is so simple for other children was difficult for him, and inch by inch he learned and now... the inches led to the mile of blowing out his candles on his cake.  It is a journey, every inch of it.

No comments:

Post a Comment